Ongaku Overdrive is creating awesome events and streams!
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patrons

$19
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Intro

Ongaku Overdrive, based out of Orlando, Florida, was founded by Kent Ward in 2013 to bring video game bands, nerdcore hip hop, chiptune, and geek rock, otherwise known as “nerd music,” to an audience that was being under-served. The landscape for nerd music in Orlando has changed quite a bit since then, and Ongaku Overdrive has grown to be the #1 promotion for nerd music in central Florida.

Ongaku Overdrive has presented over a dozen events, including our biggest event-to-date Mega Mania: Celebrating 30 Years of the Blue Bomber and three editions of Orlando Overdrive, an annual event that celebrates Orlando’s best nerd music and independent game scene.

Acts we have showcased include Mega Ran, Bit Brigade, Schaffer the Darklord, The Megas, Professor Shyguy, Random Encounter, EyeQ, Marc with a C, Danimal Cannon, Open Mike Eagle, Super Guitar Bros, Richie Branson, and many more. We have held shows all over Orlando, including The Geek Easy, Backbooth, Will’s Pub, Haven Lounge, Pointe Orlando, Bikkuri Lounge, and Taste.



We have events scheduled in July, September, and November of this year. Our November event will be held at our biggest venue yet, located in downtown Orlando.

Mission

It costs quite a bit to make these events happen, such as renting a venue, hiring a sound engineer, streaming our events online, advertising, purchasing equipment, ordering merchandise, treating our volunteers, and the biggest of them all, making sure to ALWAYS cover the travel expenses for our performers and to always compensate them for their work.

Thanks to the support of our awesome fans, we have been able to put on some great events over the last 5 years. But what if we could make our events even better? Ongaku Overdrive is looking to go to the next level with more killer acts and more fun. Music will still be the primary focus of our events, but we are going to have fun additions to enhance our events, whether they be game setups, tournaments, prize raffles, vendors, cosplay contests, or anything else that you guys want to see.

With your help on Patreon, we can do just that. Every dollar raised through this will not only be used to enhanced the production, presentation, and promotion of our events, but it will guarantee that we will stream every event we do and with better quality. That means even if you are nowhere near Orlando, you can still enjoy what we do.

There will be several affordable tiers you can support, starting at just $1. For helping us out, we will provide you with perks, including advance access to Kent’s Nerd Music Meltdown podcast, the ability to vote on which games we stream weekly on our Twitch channel, the ability to decide which central Florida acts we have on our show through exclusive voting, Patreon exclusive discounts on event tickets, and much more. This will be the Ongaku Overdrive fan club, for our biggest fans.

End Game

As we grow, we’ll be presenting our events at bigger venues, and we will have more amazing acts that have not had until this point. The nerd music community is loaded with incredible talent and there are fun attractions that compliment the musical acts we bring to you. With all this in mind, the plan is take Ongaku Overdrive to the next level, the level after that, and so forth.

If we can one day realistically move into convention space and hold Florida’s equivalent of MAGFest (a massive event in the greater Washington DC area that celebrates video games and music), then it will be because you guys have taken us there. That would be our ultimate goal. Until that day comes, we’re more than happy to make our events better than ever. With your support right here on Patreon, we will definitely make that happen.



Rewards

We know that you are interested in supporting us, but what are you getting out of it? We have reward tiers at $1/$3/$5/$10/$20, and the more you put in the more you get. Even $1 helps! Here is what you can look forward to:

Sonic Supporter ($1

  • 48-hour advance access to the latest episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown podcast
  • Exclusive voting on which games we will stream weekly on our Twitch channel

Supporter-Vania ($3)

  • Everything from the Sonic Supporter tier
  • Exclusive voting on which Central Florida music acts perform at our events
  • Exclusive voting on several performer slots for our annual Orlando Overdrive event

Super Supporter ($5)

  • Everything from the Supporter-Vania tier
  • 10% off of our online merchandise
    • You will be sent a discount code each month
  • Shoutouts on the Nerd Music Meltdown podcast and on our Twitch game streams

Mega Supporter ($10)

  • Everything from the Super Supporter tier
  • 20% off of our online merchandise
    • You will be sent a discount code each month
  • 20% off of our event tickets
    • You will be sent a discount code
    • Limit 4 tickets per supporter

Legend of Supporter ($20)

  • Everything from all the reward tiers
  • Sponsor credit on our event and ticket pages
  • Poster for each event we have mailed to you
  • Monthly 1-on-1, 15-minute video chat with Ongaku Overdrive founder Kent Ward

Thank you for taking the time to look this over. Let's work together to build a better Ongaku Overdrive!
Tiers
Sonic Supporter
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Gotta go fast! You get 48-hour advance access to the “Nerd Music Meltdown” podcast, which features interviews with artists and personalities from the nerd music community. 


You also get exclusive voting on which games we stream weekly on our Twitch channel. 

Supporter-Vania
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
The morning sun has vanquished the horrible night!  You get all the Sonic Supporter rewards, plus the exclusive ability to vote on which Central Florida nerd music acts perform at our events. You would also have exclusive voting access for our fan-voted performer slots for our annual Orlando Overdrive events. 
Super Supporter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Jump up, Super Star! You get all the Supporter-Vania rewards, plus you get 10% off of our online merchandise. (New discount codes will be issued each month.) You will also get shoutouts on our Twitch game streams and on the Nerd Music Meltdown when you join this level. 
Mega Supporter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You’re powered up! You get all the Super Supporter rewards, plus an exclusive 20% discount off our advance tickets for any of our upcoming events. (Limit 4 tickets per Patron) Not only that, you get 20% off of our online merchandise. (New discount codes will be issued each month.) 
Legend of Supporter
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You’re the hero of time, the wind, the wild, and even twilight! This is basically our sponsorship tier, so you will be listed as a legendary supporter on the page for each event we have.   


You will also get all the previous rewards, plus a poster mailed to you for each one of our events. 


Not only that, you get to chat with Ongaku Overdrive founder Kent Ward once a month for up to 15 minutes, one on one, on Skype or Google Plus. It can be about music, games, anime, movies, wrestling, food, current events, advice, or whatever interests you. 

Goals
$19 of $150 per month
We’re streaming all of our events! This means that no matter where you are, you can enjoy Ongaku Overdrive. The streams will have a multi-cam setup with a professional production. This will also help us cover other event costs such as artwork for posters, flyers, and other promotional material.
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Intro

Ongaku Overdrive, based out of Orlando, Florida, was founded by Kent Ward in 2013 to bring video game bands, nerdcore hip hop, chiptune, and geek rock, otherwise known as “nerd music,” to an audience that was being under-served. The landscape for nerd music in Orlando has changed quite a bit since then, and Ongaku Overdrive has grown to be the #1 promotion for nerd music in central Florida.

Ongaku Overdrive has presented over a dozen events, including our biggest event-to-date Mega Mania: Celebrating 30 Years of the Blue Bomber and three editions of Orlando Overdrive, an annual event that celebrates Orlando’s best nerd music and independent game scene.

Acts we have showcased include Mega Ran, Bit Brigade, Schaffer the Darklord, The Megas, Professor Shyguy, Random Encounter, EyeQ, Marc with a C, Danimal Cannon, Open Mike Eagle, Super Guitar Bros, Richie Branson, and many more. We have held shows all over Orlando, including The Geek Easy, Backbooth, Will’s Pub, Haven Lounge, Pointe Orlando, Bikkuri Lounge, and Taste.



We have events scheduled in July, September, and November of this year. Our November event will be held at our biggest venue yet, located in downtown Orlando.

Mission

It costs quite a bit to make these events happen, such as renting a venue, hiring a sound engineer, streaming our events online, advertising, purchasing equipment, ordering merchandise, treating our volunteers, and the biggest of them all, making sure to ALWAYS cover the travel expenses for our performers and to always compensate them for their work.

Thanks to the support of our awesome fans, we have been able to put on some great events over the last 5 years. But what if we could make our events even better? Ongaku Overdrive is looking to go to the next level with more killer acts and more fun. Music will still be the primary focus of our events, but we are going to have fun additions to enhance our events, whether they be game setups, tournaments, prize raffles, vendors, cosplay contests, or anything else that you guys want to see.

With your help on Patreon, we can do just that. Every dollar raised through this will not only be used to enhanced the production, presentation, and promotion of our events, but it will guarantee that we will stream every event we do and with better quality. That means even if you are nowhere near Orlando, you can still enjoy what we do.

There will be several affordable tiers you can support, starting at just $1. For helping us out, we will provide you with perks, including advance access to Kent’s Nerd Music Meltdown podcast, the ability to vote on which games we stream weekly on our Twitch channel, the ability to decide which central Florida acts we have on our show through exclusive voting, Patreon exclusive discounts on event tickets, and much more. This will be the Ongaku Overdrive fan club, for our biggest fans.

End Game

As we grow, we’ll be presenting our events at bigger venues, and we will have more amazing acts that have not had until this point. The nerd music community is loaded with incredible talent and there are fun attractions that compliment the musical acts we bring to you. With all this in mind, the plan is take Ongaku Overdrive to the next level, the level after that, and so forth.

If we can one day realistically move into convention space and hold Florida’s equivalent of MAGFest (a massive event in the greater Washington DC area that celebrates video games and music), then it will be because you guys have taken us there. That would be our ultimate goal. Until that day comes, we’re more than happy to make our events better than ever. With your support right here on Patreon, we will definitely make that happen.



Rewards

We know that you are interested in supporting us, but what are you getting out of it? We have reward tiers at $1/$3/$5/$10/$20, and the more you put in the more you get. Even $1 helps! Here is what you can look forward to:

Sonic Supporter ($1

  • 48-hour advance access to the latest episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown podcast
  • Exclusive voting on which games we will stream weekly on our Twitch channel

Supporter-Vania ($3)

  • Everything from the Sonic Supporter tier
  • Exclusive voting on which Central Florida music acts perform at our events
  • Exclusive voting on several performer slots for our annual Orlando Overdrive event

Super Supporter ($5)

  • Everything from the Supporter-Vania tier
  • 10% off of our online merchandise
    • You will be sent a discount code each month
  • Shoutouts on the Nerd Music Meltdown podcast and on our Twitch game streams

Mega Supporter ($10)

  • Everything from the Super Supporter tier
  • 20% off of our online merchandise
    • You will be sent a discount code each month
  • 20% off of our event tickets
    • You will be sent a discount code
    • Limit 4 tickets per supporter

Legend of Supporter ($20)

  • Everything from all the reward tiers
  • Sponsor credit on our event and ticket pages
  • Poster for each event we have mailed to you
  • Monthly 1-on-1, 15-minute video chat with Ongaku Overdrive founder Kent Ward

Thank you for taking the time to look this over. Let's work together to build a better Ongaku Overdrive!

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Tiers
Sonic Supporter
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Gotta go fast! You get 48-hour advance access to the “Nerd Music Meltdown” podcast, which features interviews with artists and personalities from the nerd music community. 


You also get exclusive voting on which games we stream weekly on our Twitch channel. 

Supporter-Vania
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
The morning sun has vanquished the horrible night!  You get all the Sonic Supporter rewards, plus the exclusive ability to vote on which Central Florida nerd music acts perform at our events. You would also have exclusive voting access for our fan-voted performer slots for our annual Orlando Overdrive events. 
Super Supporter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Jump up, Super Star! You get all the Supporter-Vania rewards, plus you get 10% off of our online merchandise. (New discount codes will be issued each month.) You will also get shoutouts on our Twitch game streams and on the Nerd Music Meltdown when you join this level. 
Mega Supporter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You’re powered up! You get all the Super Supporter rewards, plus an exclusive 20% discount off our advance tickets for any of our upcoming events. (Limit 4 tickets per Patron) Not only that, you get 20% off of our online merchandise. (New discount codes will be issued each month.) 
Legend of Supporter
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You’re the hero of time, the wind, the wild, and even twilight! This is basically our sponsorship tier, so you will be listed as a legendary supporter on the page for each event we have.   


You will also get all the previous rewards, plus a poster mailed to you for each one of our events. 


Not only that, you get to chat with Ongaku Overdrive founder Kent Ward once a month for up to 15 minutes, one on one, on Skype or Google Plus. It can be about music, games, anime, movies, wrestling, food, current events, advice, or whatever interests you.